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parasitize

 [par´ah-sĭ-tīz″]
to live on or within a host as a parasite.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·a·si·tize

(par'ă-si-tīz),
To invade as a parasite.
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parasitize

(păr′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī-)
tr.v. parasit·ized, parasit·izing, parasit·izing, parasit·izes
To live on or in (a host) as a parasite.
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par·a·si·tize

(par'ă-si-tīz)
To invade as a parasite.
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Patient discussion about parasitize

Q. is an Amoeba dangerous?? and how can i get rid of it? my son is in Peru, he called and told me he got an Amoeba..i have no idea if it's dangerous or not, and how to get rid of it. and what kinds of food he needs to avoid.I'll appreciate help!

A. oooo...an Amoeba is a nasty one...but not so dangerous! it's a one celled parasite which gets into your body if you eat in restaurants that the cook doesn't wash hands after going to the bathroom..it multiplies in your intestine and makes you diarrhea like hell. but if you'll treat it right it will go away as nothing happened. if you don't it can give you liver cyst. and that's not good. he should see a Dr.

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The first experiment was aimed at determining whether the populations had the ability to parasitize sunflower genotypes with no genetic resistance to weedy O.
Microhymenoptera of the Aphelinidae, Eupelmidae, Encyrtidae, Pteromalidae, and Scelionidae families were previously reported to parasitize Triatominae eggs naturally and experimentally [7, 12].
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Our data show that parasitoids do not choose galls based on their size, though when they do parasitize smaller ones, they exploit them better.
Most species of this genus parasitize on either sawfly or lepidopteran larvae (Shima 1999).
Moreover, some crustacean species may affect fish breathing when they parasitize their gills, with negative influence on hosts' swimming and growth (Semmens et al., 2006; Guidelli, Isaac, Takemoto, & Pavanelli, 2003), causing negative impact to fishing and aquaculture.
Brian Brown, the researchers provided the first documentation that the phorid fly Apocephalus borealis, previously known to only parasitize bumblebees, also infects and eventually kills honeybees - by leading them to abandon their hives at night.
These are very tiny wasps that parasitize the eggs of the grape leafhopper Erythroneura elegantula.
Some live in swamps, deserts, or arctic plains; some live in concert with other plants; some parasitize other plants; some depend on animals; and many are eaten by herbivores.
Telenomus podisi was the most abundant parasitoid collected in our study and the only species found to parasitize E.
parasitize higher plants by tapping the xylem of their hosts, and are well-known as water parasites in water-limited habitats in arid and semiarid regions of the world (Kuijt, 1969).